In the United States, a former agent has been found guilty of manslaughter on a black arrest. 49-year-old Kim Potter shot 20-year-old Daunte Wright in a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, in April. Wright resisted a traffic check.
Wright was sidelined in his car after a traffic offence and was then apprehended because a warrant was running against him. When he resisted, Potter, in his own words, grabbed her power gun. What she used, however, was her firearm. The fatal arrest was captured by Potter‘s bodycam.
According to CNN, Potter is presumably sentenced to 6 to 8.5 The judge still has to rule on that. At the court, relatives of Wright and protesters were present, but also people who came to support Potter.
Wright’s death sparked violent protests in the Brooklyn Center suburb in April. The shooting incident happened while it was already restless in Minneapolis. Former agent Derek Chauvin was on trial at the time for killing George Floyd.
That issue and the deaths of other Black Americans at the hands of mostly white agents led to Black Lives Matter protests in the United States and beyond last year.